disillusion me

Disillusionment: a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be. So is it a good thing or a bad thing? I think it's healthy but no more fun than a shot in the buttocks for a ten year old. Children seem to enjoy their illusions:... Continue Reading →

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opening my eyes in the morning is often like the elevator doors opening after a solo ride from the top floor of the sears tower down to the fifth floor i've been comfortable for some time, enjoying a not-too-hot not-too-cold pleasant temperature and some instrumental music in dim lighting and solitude and then the doors... Continue Reading →

Terminal force

(This is #11 and the final installment in a series. Find 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 by clicking on the numbers. It's ok - they're mostly short.) So, obviously I'm against "forcing it," at least when it comes to imposing my will or beliefs or values on others, anyway. From my viewpoint, Neither Jehovah... Continue Reading →

forced faith?

(This is #6 in a series. Find 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 by clicking on the numbers.) Forced respect isn't respect at all.            Forced respect leads to resentment. Forced love isn't love in the least.            Forced love leads to a bitter loathing. Forced allegiance is... Continue Reading →

the consequence of forcing it

There are so many types of "forcing it." I have addressed several already, in the precursors to this post: 1, 2, 3, and 4. I have suggested that as a general rule, subject to some exceptions of course, we should focus our attention on ourselves when forcing things (i.e. self-discipline) and we should not impose... Continue Reading →

He didn’t force others. . .

God is the inventor of free will.  He doesn't force man to love Him, or obey Him, or respect Him. He could, but He doesn't. Because He desires sincere devotion as opposed to forced submission. He knows that Forced respect isn't respect at all; Forced love isn't love in the least; Forced allegiance is a far cry... Continue Reading →

force it

My last post, "Don't force it," created a mildly heated discussion on my facebook page. Sometimes that happens. The thing is, most people seem to agree that the players have a right to protest - the dissonance comes when the discussion moves to when and where the protest should happen. Under the caselaw interpreting our... Continue Reading →

common denominators 4/?

Right, then. Obviously, by the title, this is installment 4 in a series of some unspecified number of posts.  Ironic maybe that I'm not naming the denominator in my own fractions, but whatever. I would suggest reading 1, 2, & 3 in order to help this one make more sense. What if we look at... Continue Reading →

common denominators 3/?

Unless you're fairly young, haven't studied much history at all, or haven't cared enough about it to remember when you did hear the stories, you've heard of Selma, Alabama. Sadly, it is not famous so much as infamous, like Salem, Massachusetts - its anagram. The common denominator between the two is fierce bravery met with... Continue Reading →

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